Lowndes wins fifth Barry Sheene Medal

Craig Lowndes won a fifth Barry Sheene Medal at the annual V8 Supercars gala dinner overnight.

The medal, named after the late motorcycle star and V8s TV commentator Barry Sheene, is awarded to the series best and fairest driver each year.

And for a record fifth time it went the way of Lowndes, a driver whose 2015 season also included a sixth Bathurst 1000 win and a 100th Australian Touring Car Championship/V8 Supercars race win.

That wasn’t Lowndes’s only gong at the gala; he was also crowned the Fan’s Choice Most Popular Driver.

The other major winner on the night was Garry Rogers, the team owner inducted into the V8 Supercars hall of fame thanks to his 50 years of working in the sport.

Other awards included Mark Winterbottom being officially crowned the series champion, while Triple Eight was given the team’s trophy, and Holden the manufacturer’s trophy.

Rookie Ash Walsh won the Mike Kable Young Gun Award, the Holden Racing Team took out the Fan’s Choice Best Presented Team, and Lee Holdsworth was recognised by his peers with the Driver’s Driver award.

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Series Supercars
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